This is the way to do a reboot, and beyond that, it's really just a fun show. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the show!
It's no Citizen Kane. It's not even really a Zootopia. But it's pretty good. All it really needs is good music, and it has that. The story is a bit disjointed and riddled with plot holes, but it has heart and some pretty cute moments.
Of course, this is another one my toddler is probably going to demand to watch over and over, and that doesn't feel like a prison sentence to me. Good watch.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It was okay. Middle-of-the-pack in terms of Harry Potter films, but a solid B+ overall.
The name of the game here is "unnecessary with no payoff" - Scamander's oddness never pays off, the titular "Fantastic Beasts" in the trunk never really pay off (with one exception), the titular "Where to Find Them" turned out to be "over there, where the explosions are happening."
It followed the same plot that all of Rowling's stories follow: quirky trio of adventurers, two guys…
With some excellent performances, side-splitting comedy, and one of the most brilliant scripts ever committed to celluloid, "Clue" is a delight. Tim Curry is clearly the standout performer here, but everybody shines at some point or another. The plot is convoluted in the funniest possible way, and the multiple-ending idea reflects its origins as a board game movie while providing some new avenues for hilarity.
It's not perfect, of course. There are plot holes the size of a mack truck…